Wolters Kluwer Director of Product Portfolio Strategy in Waltham, Massachusetts

Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of physician and pharmacist editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.

This position requires strong leadership, project management, analytical thinking, communication skills, and the ability to work with executive management and teams in a fast-paced technical environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of business strategy, product strategy, software development and product management. Understanding of project portfolio management practices is critical along with a firm understanding of healthcare technology.

The Director of Product Portfolio Strategy will be responsible for guiding a team of dedicated and virtual team members to manage a company-wide portfolio management process for product development, including owning data analysis tools. Responsibilities include: executing the ongoing portfolio management process, linking portfolio management to existing business processes (budgeting, roadmaps, development execution), and helping define product and portfolio scenario recommendations for the business unit. The position will report to the head of Product.

The Director of Product Portfolio Strategy will help provide sound rationale for portfolio plan options and support the development of business cases for specific corporate-level initiatives. The candidate is expected to have a proven record of executing efficient analytics and insightful analysis to influence and make sound business decisions.

  • Lead a portfolio analysis team in the development of strategic options for management to approve based on the aggregate project plans of each business unit and corporate level initiatives

  • Maintain the portfolio management tools and the data collection process required to develop the various portfolio views and analysis

  • Work with other functional leaders to integrate portfolio management into existing business processes and planning calendar

  • Work with all stakeholder groups to train on portfolio management concepts and tools

  • Explain portfolio management procedures and role

  • Assist in the creation of business cases and portfolio options

  • Manage continuous improvement of the portfolio management process

  • Manage portfolio performance metrics to measure improvements

  • Identify, plan and execute "portfolio infrastructure" projects (e.g., new tools and techniques, changes to performance review system)

  • Maintain library of gold standards

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in portfolio management, product management, consulting or corporate strategy

  • Healthcare industry experience is preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated experience in building and understanding financial models

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills required. Strong interpersonal and influencing skills cross-functionally

  • Demonstrated track record of strong leadership with ability to achieve results and successfully lead major project teams

  • Strong business analysis and technical acumen

  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking with ability to translate strategy into action and results

  • Demonstrated process orientation/capability

  • Ability to build a collaborative environment

  • Experience in health or science information service industry preferred

  • Experience in a strategy role preferred

  • MBA or equivalent preferred

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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